limit of quantitation


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limit of quantitation

Abbreviation: LOQ
The smallest amount of analyte that can be measured with stated and acceptable imprecision and inaccuracy e.g., the smallest number of viral particles detectable in a milliliter of blood. See: limit of detection; sensitivity
See also: limit
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The combination of excellent technologies made it possible to extend our current limit of quantitation by a factor of 50.
A patient in another VX-950 dose group also achieved plasma HCV-RNA below the limit of quantitation by the end of treatment.
5) Nonstandard abbreviations: SIM, selected ion monitoring; BSTFA, N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide; HP, Hewlett-Packard; TMCS, trimethylchlorosilane; TMS, trimethylsilyl; LOD, limit of detection; LOQ, limit of quantitation.
5 log10 reduction in HCV RNA in patients receiving VX-950 and peg-IFN for 14 days; 6 of 8 patients had viral levels below the limit of quantitation (30 IU/mL) at 14 days, and 4 of 8 also achieved viral levels below the limit of detection (10 IU/mL).